FIABCI-USA member Jim Kinney, CRB, CRS, GRI of Chicago has been installed as the 2013 Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He is Vice President of Luxury Home Sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago. With a real estate career that spans more than 30 years, Kinney has a history of service and involvement including being named REALTOR® of the Year by the Chicago Association of REALTORS® in 2002 and Illinois REALTOR® of the Year by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) in 2004.
An advocate for education, Kinney is a former dean of the IAR REALTOR® Institute and a past president of the Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF). In 2003, REEF established a scholarship in Kinney’s name in recognition of his distinguished service to the foundation.
At the national level, Kinney has served on the NAR Executive Committee, Board of Directors, the Institute Advisory Committee, International Operations Committee and is a past NAR Presidential Liaison to Ireland. A graduate of Northwestern University, Kinney is President Emeritus of the Advisory Council of the Illinois Eye Bank and is a former volunteer leader with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association and the Bright Promises Foundation.